[ chawr, chohr ]
/ tʃɔr, tʃoʊr /


a small or odd job; routine task.
chores, the everyday work around a house or farm.
a hard or unpleasant task: Solving the problem was quite a chore.

Origin of chore

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English char,Old English cyrr, variant of cierr, cerr.See char3

synonym study for chore

1, 2. See task. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chore (1 of 2)

/ (tʃɔː) /


a small routine task, esp a domestic one
an unpleasant task

Word Origin for chore

C19: variant of Middle English chare; related to char ³

British Dictionary definitions for chore (2 of 2)


n combining form

(in botany) indicating a plant distributed by a certain meansanemochore

Derived forms of -chore

-chorous or -choric, adj combining form

Word Origin for -chore

from Greek khōrein to move
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